Education and training
Diversity & Inclusion offers a four-part training certificate series to faculty, staff and students at the University of Nevada, Reno, and collaborates with entities across campus to provide additional trainings. More information about these trainings can be found below, in addition to a list of recommended trainings offered by different University communities that work towards the goals of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.
Diversity & Inclusion training schedule for Spring 2023
Note: this schedule only includes open sessions hosted or co-hosted by Diversity & Inclusion
Spring Session 3 (April-May)
|04/07||FAB 1: Decision-Making, Implicit Bias, and Genuine Dialogue||2-3 p.m.||MIKC 104|
|04/21||FAB 2: Communication, Trauma, and De-escalation||2-3 p.m.||MIKC 104|
|04/28||FAB 3: Intervention, Types of Aggression, and Bystander Strategies||2-3 p.m.||MIKC 104|
|05/05||FAB 4: Persuasion, Public Speech, and Political Dialogue||2-3 p.m.||MIKC 104|
Spring Session 4: Virtual (April-May)
|04/13||FAB 1: Decision-Making, Implicit Bias, and Genuine Dialogue||11 a.m.-12 p.m.||Link on registration form|
|04/20||FAB 2: Communication, Trauma, and De-escalation||11 a.m.-12 p.m.||Link on registration form|
|04/27||FAB 3: Intervention, Types of Aggression, and Bystander Strategies||11 a.m.-12 p.m.||Link on registration form|
|05/04||FAB 4: Persuasion, Public Speech, and Political Dialogue||11 a.m.-12 p.m.||Link on registration form|
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Foundations for advancing belonging (FAB): Diversity & Inclusion training certificate
Foundations for Advancing Belonging (FAB) is a four-part training series offered by Diversity & Inclusion, and is available to University faculty, staff and students at regularly scheduled intervals and by request. After completing all four trainings, participants will receive a training certificate of completion.
Participating in these trainings in the order they are listed is recommended, as the skills explored build on each other and are intended to progress the practitioner through three levels of engagement with diversity and inclusion: reflective learning, allyship and advocacy.
Level: Reflective Learning | 60 min Workshop
What gets in the way of people making the best decisions? In this training, participants will explore a specific roadblock to better decision-making: implicit bias. Participants will also be invited to engage in practices shown to help reduce implicit bias and improve decision-making, with specific time and attention given to the practice of genuine dialogue.
*This training covers many of the same concepts as the Implicit Bias Search Committee Modules, but with a focus on improving personal and professional decision-making more broadly rather than improving search committee decision-making specifically.*
Level: Reflective Learning/Allyship | 60 min Workshop
How do experiences of trauma influence our daily interactions and communication practices? In this training, participants will explore how trauma influences brain states and communication and how we can use an awareness of this—coupled with de-escalation strategies—to improve the quality of our daily interactions with others, but also with ourselves. Participants will be invited to practice de-escalation strategies.
Level: Allyship/Advocacy | 60 min Workshop
Have you ever witnessed or overheard something troublesome but weren’t sure how to respond, or if you should intervene? In this training, participants will explore different types of aggression: microaggressions, macroaggressions, and visual, verbal, and physical aggressions, along with strategies for responding to different types of aggression as a bystander. Participants will also be invited to practice specific bystander intervention approaches.
Level: Advocacy | 60 min Workshop
When it comes to public speech and political dialogue, what kinds of communication are the most effective? The most accessible and inclusive? In this training, participants will explore types of speech, compare political communication models and their impacts on dialogue, and practice strategies for advocacy and cultivating understanding across disagreement.
Trainings offered in collaboration with campus partners
Diversity & Inclusion partners with entities across campus to develop and offer collaborative trainings that advance inclusive excellence at the University of Nevada, Reno. Below, you’ll find information on these collaborative trainings and how to participate in them. If you would like to partner with Diversity & Inclusion to develop and offer a campus training, please reach out to the Diversity and Inclusion Program Development Specialist.
Queer & LGBT Advocacy Board and Diversity & Inclusion Collaboration | 2-hour Workshop
Safe Zone Training Workshops are intended to help participants become better allies to LGBTQIA2+ communities and are put on by institutions across the world (in at least 100 different countries).
In partnership with Diversity & Inclusion, the Queer and LGBT Advocacy Board (QLAB) offers Safe Zone Trainings to University faculty, staff and students upon request. These training sessions are 2 hours long and can be held virtually or in person (when possible).
After each session, participants are given the opportunity to sign an Ally Pledge and receive a “Safe Zone” sticker, which can be used to visually signal commitment to allyship and creating safe spaces at the University. (Special thanks to The Safe Zone Project for their resources.
Register for a scheduled Safe Zone Training session
Request a Safe Zone Training session through this online form
Human Resources and Diversity & Inclusion Collaboration | 75 min Canvas Module
This training provides an overview of mission-based diversity goals and search committee responsibilities. Particularly, this training covers how to promote diversity and manage implicit bias in faculty searches. It also addresses the search process, the roles of the search chair and the committee, as well as other issues that can affect the fairness of a faculty search.
All search committee members, including search chairs involved in faculty searches, are required to complete this training.
Learn more about implicit bias search chair/committee training
Watch the Dialogue, Equity & Democracy series
Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiated the Dialogue, Equity and Democracy Series, a succession of panel discussions, guest speakers, workshops and teach-ins starting in the spring of 2021. Each semester the series continues to evolve with a diverse group of distinguished guest speakers on multiple issues and from multiple disciplines and experiences addressing through dialogue how to confront the challenges in order to advance equity and democracy.
We invite you to join our three outstanding panelists: Prisca Gayles, Ph.D., Melissa McClinton, MFA, and Tricia Braxton Perry, Ph.D., who discuss the complex history of the date, as well as personal connections and as part of our ongoing Dialogue, Equity and Democracy Series.
Continuing our activities for Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month—this year, with a focus on immigration, and as part of our Dialogue, Equity and Democracy series---please join us and our guest speaker, Michael Kagan, Esq., Joyce Mack Professor of Law and Director of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Immigration Clinic, for a powerful dialogue, the battle to stay in America, on current US immigration policy and practices.
The Jewish high holy days, which began with Rosh Hashanah, on the evening of September 6th, and culminated at Yom Kippur, on the evening of September 16th will provide the context for a conversation on developing the skills of introspection, reflection and more positive human relations during these times of extreme political divisiveness.
Times of political and social unrest: a Jewish high holy days reflection
Watch the second annual panel, what is Latinx identity: a focus on immigration, with a group of experts addressing multiple areas of immigration, including gender, mixed family status, DACA, immigration reform and others. Hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for Hispanic Heritage Month.
In collaboration with the Washoe County Health District, Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to announce the Dialogue, Equity and Democracy Series, commercial tobacco and flavors as a social justice issue panel. This panel of nationally recognized experts took place on Monday, May 24th at 1:30 pm and is part of the No Menthol Sunday campaign. Dr. Sabrina Smiley, Dr. Shyanika Rose and Dr. Jennifer Pearson discuss the tactics of the tobacco and e-cigarette industries.
The neurodiversity, equity and democracy panel, composed of four founding members of the University's Neurodiversity Alliance, covered topics ranging from accessible technology and universal design for learning to the importance of neurodiverse representation in culture and society. Watch to learn about neurodiversity, the alliance and more.
Listen to Dr. Barbee Oakes, Dr. Edith Fernandez, Yevonne Allen and Dr. Eloisa Gordon-Mora talk about higher education, equity and democracy.
Listen to Annie Allen, Erika Castro, Selena Torres, Jahahi Mazariego and Arturo Macias France host our second panel of the series, titled “US immigration policy and democracy: revisiting DACA and undocumented status.”
We led the Dialogue, Equity and Democracy series with a special event to commemorate Black History Month titled, "what follows a commitment to ending systemic racism?", hosted by Professor Kenya Minott.
Recommended trainings and workshops across campus
The following trainings and workshops are offered by different entities across campus and contribute to the goals of inclusion, diversity, equity and access. Diversity & Inclusion does not own or facilitate these trainings but recommends these as valuable opportunities. To make recommendations for additional trainings to include on this page, please reach out to the Diversity & Inclusion Program Development Specialist.
Trainings on Mental Health, Wellbeing, and Relationships
Counseling Services offers regular workshops aimed at helping students in their path to mental health and wellbeing. Some workshops offered include the “Don’t Ghost Your Feelings” workshop and the “Student Parent Support Group.” These trainings are typically one hour long.
Learn more about and register for Student Workshops hosted by Counseling Services
Adult Mental Health First Aid Training
Mental Health First Aid for Adults is training that explores the risk factors and warning signs of mental health disorders, common concerns and strategies for offering support. Participants will learn to recognize signs of mental health and substance use challenges in adults 18 years and older, as well as how to offer help and guide a person towards appropriate care. 2 hours self-paced modules; 6 hours in person.
Learn more about, register or submit a request for Mental Health First Aid Training
Graduate Certificate Program in Gender, Race, & Identity Studies
In addition to their degree programs (Bachelor of Arts, minors, and Master of Arts), the Department of Gender, Race, and Identity also offers a 12-credit Graduate Certificate.
Learn more about the graduate certificate offered by Gender, Race, and Identity
Trainings on Disability, Neurodiversity, Identity, Allyship and ASL
The Disability Resource Center offers several trainings for faculty, staff and students, ranging from 15 to 30 minutes to 2 hours in length. A selection of these trainings can be found below.
- Orientation for the Disability Resource Center | 15-30 min
- Disability and Trauma Informed Instruction | 60 min
- Neurodiversity & Allyship | 60 min
- Respectful language in Disability Communities & Ableism | 30-60 min
- Intersectionality and Microaggressions in Disability | 30-60 min
- ASL Bootcamp Level 1 | 60 min or 120 min
- ASL Bootcamp Level 2 | 60 min or 120 min
- Working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals in Medical Settings | 60 min
For more information or to request a training from the DRC, please contact Andrea Juillerat-Olvera at email@example.com.
Trainings on Harassment, Discrimination and Relationships
In addition to providing Mandatory Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Training through Everfi, Equal Opportunity and Title IX also offer a number of optional trainings on harassment, discrimination and relationships. Many of these trainings can be offered virtually or in person.
- Sexual Harassment Awareness & Prevention Education | 60 min
- Anti-Discrimination Education | 60 min
- ADA Training | 60 min
- Privilege Workshop | 60 min
- Pack Pride Trainings | 60 min
- Consent and Decision Making | 60 min
- Healthy Relationships | 60 min
- Title IX Regulation Discussion | 15-30 min
Learn more about trainings offered through Equal Opportunity and Title IX
Training Series on Mentorship
"Mentoring Mentors" is now offered as a four-part workshop series for faculty and postdocs that will include discussions of aligning expectations, fostering independence, maintaining effective communication, and diversity and inclusion. The workshops will be held in one and a half hour sessions over the course of four weeks in person in the Joe Crowley Student Union (JCSU). It is a requirement of the Nevada DRIVE program that faculty mentors participate in the Mentoring Mentors workshop series.
The University's Equal Opportunity and Title IX Office is excited to collaborate with the Multicultural Center to host UndocuAlly Workshops for faculty, staff and student leaders in creating a safe and welcoming campus for undocumented students.
Trainings on Digital Accessibility, Inclusive Instruction and Universal Design for Learning
The Office of Digital Learning offers many training opportunities, including several that relate to accessibility and inclusion. Below, you can find more information about these trainings, as well as information about the Office of Digital Learning’s 12-minute Micro-Learning Series.
Accessibility trainings offered:
- Basic Web Accessibility Training | 60 min
- Accessible Files in WebCampus: Hands-on with Ally | 60 min
- Creating Accessible Office Documents | 60 min
- Inclusive Instruction with Universal Design for Learning | 60 min
- PDF Remediation for Accessibility | 120 min
Learn more about trainings offered through the Office of Digital Learning
Register for a scheduled training through the Office of Digital Learning
Teach in 12: Micro-Learning Events (12 min)
The latest offering from ODL, Teach in 12 is a series of micro-learning virtual events focusing on specific areas of using technology in teaching. These 20-minute sessions (12-minute learning + 8-minute open discussion/Q&A) take place via Zoom every Wednesday at 12p.m. Many engage with aspects of inclusive teaching like using alt text, open education resources, grading rubrics, etc.
Professional Development Trainings for Faculty related to Diversity & Inclusion
The University of Nevada, Reno is a member institution of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), an organization offering professional development, training and mentoring resources to faculty members, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students at colleges and universities across the country.
Lecture Series and Dialogues on Diversity in Healthcare and Medicine
The School of Medicine offers two ongoing lecture series and one ongoing dialogue event.
The Diversity Health Series is a quarterly lecture series, developed for medical students, residents and physicians. The Diversity Health Series was created to provide opportunities for the development of cultural competency in a medical setting. Topics include rural healthcare, disability, unconscious bias and Safe Zone training. Each lecture is worth 1.0 CME.
Learn more about the Diversity Health Series and view past video presentations
The inclusive medicine series is an annual event hosted by the School of Medicine’s Diversity & Inclusion Office. This series is aimed at creating a larger conversation of diversity and inclusion issues facing the community and campus.
Learn more about the Inclusive Medicine Series and view past video presentations
Diversity Dialogues is an open discussion of diversity and inclusion issues and the diversity initiatives at the School of Medicine, and is intended to provide a space in which everyone can communicate, be heard and engage with the complex problems we all face.
Learn more about the School of Medicine's Diversity Dialogues and how to join
Intended to cultivate awareness of potential challenges student veterans may face during the transition from the military to the academic environment. This training will discuss the intersectionality of various identities and abilities along with socioeconomic and racial challenges and will explore some of the military cultural differences that student veterans face on campus. This training is offered in two versions: 30 min or 60 min.
Learn more about VETSMART Training and how to request a session